Animals provide an amazing educational experience, taking us through a learning journey through subjects from carnivores and herbivores, locomotion, nutrition, conservation, habitats, behavior, and much more.
Animals are diverse, adaptable, widespread, innovative, with some species highly vocal, others silent, some live a solitary life for the majority of their lives, wile others pair for life (monogamous), and others are highly social.
Some can burrow, some walk slowly, some run fast, they may climb, jump or Stott, some fly, others swim, while others cannot. Some animals have interesting camouflage to protect themselves while others have vibrant colours to attract a mate.
People are passionate in their support of animals, become emotional when they see or hear of poor animal welfare, emotional when they see young animals or a family group, or excited when they see amazing animal actions – Animal fascinate us.
There are so many interesting facts, figures, stories, emotions etc., that it is often difficult to pull all the information together to get the full story.
Using technology now, we can see animals alive in situ, we can hear them, observe a family interacting, we can watch animals in their natural habitats, foraging, hunting, scavenging etc.
There is so much more that can be experienced now and the experience we will offer will bring the classroom to the African Savannah, or to the tropical rainforest, or the ocean, wherever you want to find your learning experience.
There will be opportunities to see people working with animals, in the wild on conservation projects, in animal sanctuaries caring for animals, at zoos working and caring for the animals.
As the programs develops there will be opportunities to ask researchers, carers, animal keepers and other specialists questions, including interactive workshops. There will be a chance to support projects, and join them as well, as conservation volunteers, animal carers, researchers, keeper, vets, vet nurses managers etc.
Most Zoos do not have the resources to build and develop conservation projects as they dont have the personnel, experience, time or money - we do.
We are raising funds for all Zoos so that we can implement a conservation programme that will make each Zoo become a centre of excellence for one species.
So please help us support the important work Zoos do in the field of conservation and wildlife protection. Every penny helps and if we can help save one anaimal for extinction then we all can be proud of our legacy for our children.